A crusading fresco cycle at the Cathedral of Le Puy

Derbes, Anne
December 1991
Art Bulletin;Dec91, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p561
Academic Journal
States that an unusual fresco cycle in the Cathedral of Le Puy consisted of scenes from the lives of Moses, Solomon, and Christ. Intention of the cycle to celebrate the life of a local hero, Adhemar, bishop of Le Puy, hailed as `alter Moyses' in contemporary texts and papal legate to the First Crusade; Frescoes as a monument to Adhemar and to the crusading ideology that made Le Puy a major pilgrimage site in the wake of the First Crusade; Notion that the crusades influenced aspects of Romanesque iconography.


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